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The Exceptional Harold Harvey

The Exceptional Harold Harvey


Richard Green is delighted to sponsor the updated edition of Harold Harvey: Painter of Cornwall, which accompanies the forthcoming exhibition, The Exceptional Harold Harvey at Penlee House & Gallery, Penzance from 1st May to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth. Born in Penzance, Harold Harvey (1874-1941) is one of only two Cornish-born artists of the Newlyn School group. An active member of both the Newlyn and Lamorna artistic colonies, his early works depicting the local fishing industry show the influence of artists such as Stanhope Forbes and his later work is clearly inspired by the artists of the Lamorna colony, such as Dod Procter. The exhibition will incorporate over 50 paintings from public and private collections, celebrating Harvey’s entire career.


The gallery is lending two paintings to the exhibition; Unloading the catch, Newlyn, 1905 and Carrying the oars, 1906. We have also recently purchased Harvey’s Whiffing, Newlyn, 1907, newly discovered in a private American collection and previously owned by the department store, Gimbels, New York. Peter Risdon, co-author of the Harvey monograph and comprehensive catalogue raisonné, has kindly written about the painting for us, which you can read here.


     Harold Harvey 
     Unloading the catch, Newlyn
    Signed lower right: Harold Harvey
    Oil on canvas
    12 1/4 x 14 1/4 in / 31.1 x 36.2 cm

The Exceptional Harold Harvey

1st May-28th September 2024

Penlee House Gallery & Museum


       Harold Harvey 
       Carrying the oars
       Signed and dated lower left: Harold Harvery 06
       Oil on canvas
       13 3/8 x 16 in / 34 x 40.6 cm

Harold Harvey: Painter of Cornwall

Sansom & Company, Bristol

May 2024


Sir Cedric Morris, Still life with irises, 1962

Will be exhibited at Gainsborough’s House

In other museum exhibition news, this spring the gallery is looking forward to lending flowerpieces by Cedric Morris, including Still life with irises, 1962, to Gainsborough’s House from July for Revealing Nature: The Art of Cedric Morris and Lett-Haines. Gainsborough’s House holds the largest collection of artworks by Morris, following the donation of a significant collection by Maggi Hambling and Robert Davey in 2017. Cedric and Lett founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing not far from Gainsborough’s House originally in Dedham before moving to Benton End in Hadleigh in 1939. Today Morris is best known for his flower paintings, particularly of irises. He was an enthusiastic plantsman and noted iris breeder. 

Revealing Nature: The Art of Cedric Morris and Lett-Haines

Gainsborough’s House

6th July-3rd November 2024

       Sir John Lavery, A southern sea, 1910

      On loan to Ulster Museum, National Museums NI

Lavery has returned to Belfast for the second stage of his important retrospective, Lavery On Location. You can read art historian and Lavery expert, Kenneth McConkey’s article about the artist and exhibition, which features Richard Green’s A southern sea, this week for Art UK.

Lavery On Location

Ulster Museum, Belfast until 9th June 2024



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